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Thunder Chicken


Download links and information about Thunder Chicken by The Mighty Imperials. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 39:48 minutes.

Artist: The Mighty Imperials
Release date: 2001
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 39:48
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No. Title Length
1. Thunder Chicken 3:08
2. Never Found A Girl feat. Joseph Henry 3:46
3. Jody's Walk 2:34
4. Duck Hunt 3:33
5. Joseph's Popcorn feat. Joseph Henry 5:18
6. Chico's Barnyard 2:30
7. Kick The Blanket 3:34
8. Funky Belly feat. Joseph Henry 2:57
9. Ride Shank's Mare 3:28
10. Soul Buster Part I feat. Joseph Henry 3:39
11. Cold Sweat 5:21



No prizes for guessing what sound the Mighty Imperials are aiming for — it's the early, instrumental Meters all the way on Thunder Chicken, except when they shift to James Brown on the four tracks where singer Joseph Henry shows up to soul-shout. The title track emulates the Meters' "Chicken Strut," but then you can play guessing games on which Meters songs the Mighty Imperials were using as their model for every instrumental here. It's the same balanced interplay of four instruments, with the organist getting closest to capturing Art Neville's minimal swoops and swirls. The guitarist has gone to school on Leo Nocentelli and gets most of the way there, the funky, melodic basslines lack George Porter's fluidity, and the drums — well, you can try for Zig Modeliste, but lotsa luck getting even remotely close to capturing the second-line percussive zags of New Orleans' chop funk master. The drummer fares better in the James Brown pocket on the Henry-plus-horn tracks, and a Meters-style instrumental cover of "Cold Sweat" closes out a homage to those late-'60s soul icons. Thunder Chicken sounds like the kind of record made for, and by, people who like bars with jukeboxes loaded with hip rarities.